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India-Pakistan Partition Still Haunts 75 Years Later

India and Pakistan are celebrating 75th birthdays this month. But the birth of these antagonistic nations wasn't a happy event. Learn more about the tragic and deadly partition of 1947 which resulted in approximately 1 million deaths and the displacement of millions more. Plus, see how this history still resonates in global politics.

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    What Happened in 1947

    Partition: Why was British India divided 75 years ago?

    Partition: Why was British India divided 75 years ago?

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    BBC News

    When Britain granted India independence, 75 years ago, the territory it had ruled over was divided, or partitioned, into India and the new state of Pakistan (with East Pakistan later becoming Bangladesh). This created an upsurge of violence, in which approximately 15 million people were displaced …

    Timeline: 75 years of partition and India-Pakistan tensions

    Timeline: 75 years of partition and India-Pakistan tensions

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    Al Jazeera

    India and Pakistan were born 75 years ago out of a bloody division of the Indian subcontinent by the colonial British. India and Pakistan were born 75 years ago out of a bloody division of the subcontinent by the colonial British, an event commonly referred to as partition. Today, the two nuclear …

    The Lasting Impacts of Partition

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